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NYSERDA Helps Former Sign Salesman Launch a New Career Selling Solar-electric Power Systems

Mark Bomba of Alteris Renewables
Mark Bomba of Alteris Renewables

Training New Yorkers to install clean energy technologies and energy efficiency improvements is one of NYSERDA's top priorities.

A highly trained clean energy workforce enables New York to achieve statewide goals of becoming more energy efficient, using clean renewable resources, saving money, creating jobs and cleaning up the environment.

Mark Bomba knows first-hand how NYSERDA and its training partners can open new career opportunities for New Yorkers. Formerly a salesman at a successful sign company, Mark was laid off as the company’s business slumped after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Mark seized the opportunity to build on his educational background in engineering and go back to school at Hudson Valley Community College, one of New York’s energy efficiency and renewable training centers. It was there that Mark discovered his passion for photovoltaic (PV) technology and received PV installation training that helped him become a top sales representative with Alteris Renewables with offices in NYSERDA's Saratoga Technology + Energy Park® (STEP®) in Malta.

If you are interested in working in the energy efficiency or renewable energy field, NYSERDA has partnered with dozens of training providers across the state that can help you get started. Training is being provided by community colleges, unions, associations, technical high schools, as well as through the Center for Energy Efficiency and Building Science (CEEBS), where the Building Performance Institute (BPI)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. recognizes its energy efficiency classes.

Are you ready for training in energy efficiency or renewable energy?

Call 1-877-NY-SMART or visit NYSERDA today and take the first step toward making a positive change for our economy, our environment and our world.

Last Updated: 07/01/2014